Education and Training: Overview
|Introduction||SED provides education and training in a variety of ways.|
|Short Courses: Statistics for Scientists and Engineers||
SED has reinstituted the series of statistics short courses
known as Statistics for Scientists and Engineers.
These courses target NIST staff, although they typically draw
attendees from outside of NIST as well (both Other Agency
and private corporate). The courses are of varying duration
and depth, but are designed to cover statistics, probability,
data analysis, and statistical computing topics deemed to be
relevant to NIST at a level appropriate for NIST staff from
technician to senior PhD level.
Each course covers one major area or aspect of statistics, with an emphasis on applications to NIST scientific and engineering problems. The objective of each course is to help researchers recognize opportunities for the use of particular statistical methods and to offer practical guidance in their application.
|Web Based Training||
In addition to short courses, SED provides web based
training in the form of the
Engineering Statistics Handbook.
Course notes for some of the short courses in the Statistics for Scientists and Engineers series may also be available on the web.
|Professional Society Short Courses and Workshops||
The NIST scientists/engineers whom SED staff consult with
belong to a variety of discipline-specific professional
societies. To assist in the transfer of methodology to
external professionals who rely on NIST services and
expertise, SED staff and NIST clients have collaborated
in presenting a variety of discipline-specific short courses
at (or in conjunction with) various professional societies.
These short-courses (e.g., Uncertainty Analysis Techniques,
Data Mining, etc.) have been particularly well received
and have served to reach out to the broader scientific
In addition to short courses, SED at times sponsors or co-sponsors workshops and conferences. SED staff also participate in various industry sponsored workshops.
The following is a list of recent workshops and workshops that will be given in the near future:
|SED Sponsored Seminars and Talks by SED Staff||
SED sponsors seminars.
These seminars occur on average about once a month, although
this will vary depending on the availability of the desired
speakers. Speakers are sometimes SED staff, but are more often
from outside NIST. These seminars are typically one hour
talks open to SED and NIST staff. Speakers generally
spend the day meeting with SED staff. These meetings
with SED staff will sometimes include NIST scientists
and engineers with a specific interest in the topic
of the seminar.
In addition to the SED seminar series, SED staff also give talks to both NIST and external groups. These are documented in the SED yellow books:
Date created: 2/1/2002
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